Essay on The Legal Drinking Age Should Be Legal

1813 Words Feb 11th, 2016 null Page
The legal drinking age is currently set at twenty-one. In history alcohol has been very present, yet even then they warned of the dangers. When the legal drinking age was set at twenty-one in 1984 it dropped many teen accidents. Mentally teens brains are not fully developed until age twenty-five, and alcohol can pause the brains growth. When teens drink as well they have a tendency to binge drink which then leads to alcohol dependency later on in life. Although, many will fight these points saying that we live in a country based on freedom, and teens should take responsibility for their own mistakes. They also point out that when eighteen one is considered an adult so they should be allowed to make an adult decision. However, through the Bible it states to avoid drunkenness, and in allowing teens to drink it would be allowing more mistakes from being drunk. It also states to follow the laws of the land which at this point in time state that it shall be the legal age of twenty-one to drink. In addition, teens also have a large difference in decision making from adults in their twenties. Teens also struggle with maturity, and cognitive issues that involve more everyday life issues. The drinking age of twenty-one should stay as is. Shelby Allen was a high school junior who was very involved at her school. She was an athlete, honors student, and good daughter. She had such a bright future ahead of her; however, she enjoyed having a drink from time to time. She wanted…

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